Intel Vietnam Scholars Program students win national prize for design

Students competed against 22 schools, including MIT

On May 5, four Portland State electrical engineering seniors—Hung Minh Nguyen, Hoa Van Nguyen, Anh Viet Ngo and Thang Duy Vo—won the top prize at the Cornell Cup USA, a national embedded-system design competition at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. They competed against 22 other teams, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California, Berkeley, among others.

PSU alumnus receives national graduate research program fellowship

Joshua Booren to continue research in biomedical engineering

Joshua Booren’s daughter was born with a rare chromosomal disorder: Trisomy 5p. “It affects the body from head to foot, including a severe mental disability,” Booren said. “When she was born, the doctors gave her a prognosis of one year,” he continued. “She is now nine years old and a wonderful part of our family.”

Alex Accetta elected at-large director of NIRSA

PSU Campus Rec director will continue university work while taking on new position

Alex Accetta, current director of Portland State’s Campus Rec, has been elected as one of seven board members of the National Intramural Recreational Sports Assocation. Headquarterd in Corvallis, NIRSA was founded in 1950. According to the association’s website, the organization includes nearly 4,000 professional, student and associate members and serves universities throughout the U.S., Canada and other countries.

Jordann Kearns receives Oregon’s Young Dietitianof the Year award

PSU dietitian focuses on intuitive eating, personal awareness

There are numerous methods that people use to try and manage their weight, including exercise, dieting and measuring how many calories they eat in a day, among others. But Portland State dietitian Jordann Kearns teaches a different method. By definition, a dietitian is a food counselor and specializes in researching diets and counseling patients in developing their eating habits. Kearns focuses on intuitive eating, also known as mindful eating, which isn’t a diet but a food philosophy, where people are attuned with their hunger signals to help control their hunger.

Are we approaching the ‘Chinese Century’?

PSU professor predicts China and India will become world leaders by 2015

On Thursday, Portland State professor Ronald Tammen, director of the Hatfield School of Government, will be presenting a lecture titled “The Chinese Century?” The event, sponsored by the Retired Associates of Portland State University, is at 1 p.m. in the Smith Memorial Student Union’s Cascade Room 236.